[eDebate] Intl Debate Academy Scholarships

Alfred C Snider alfred.snider
Mon Sep 14 08:46:48 CDT 2009

The Dallas-based law firm of Bickel and Brewer announced a $5000 grant 
to the International Debate Academy Slovenia, sponsored by ZIP Slovenia 
and the World Debate Institute USA, for scholarship funds to bring the 
best and neediest of students to the 2009 program, a week-long intensive 
debate training program that will take place in November.

Sarah Marshala, director of the Bickel and Brewer Foundation, called in 
this news to Bojana Skrt, IDAS director, who reacted, "I am happy and 
very grateful for this award, and I am excited about now offering more 
scholarships than ever. I hope that the example set by this visionary 
law firm is something that lawyers in Europe will learn from," said Skrt.

Get information about the International Debate Academy Slovenia at 

You will find the link to scholarship forms there. Please realize:
There will be substantial competition for scholarship funds.
There will be no 100% awards.
Please follow instructions in the scholarship essay.
September 30 2009 is the deadline.

Bickel & Brewer is one of the most aggressive, creative and successful 
litigation firms in the United States. The firm's concentration in 
complex litigation and dispute resolution is not confined to particular 
substantive areas of the law, but to the litigation practice itself. As 
such, many of the firm's attorneys have gained national recognition by 
handling cutting-edge cases in a wide variety of substantive legal 
fields. Bickel & Brewer has proven time and again that the well-honed 
skills of its litigators may be universally applied to forge profitable 
resolutions of disputes in any area of law or any area of commercial 
enterprise. Although the trial and forensic abilities of Bickel & Brewer 
litigators are unparalleled, these tools are often used as strategic 
deterrents rather than as implements of first resort. Thus, a 
substantial portion of the firm's practice is preventative counseling 
and problem solving. The firm recognizes that in many instances its 
clients' objectives are best served by successfully avoiding litigation 
and that success is measured by the advice and counsel provided to 
achieve this end. However, if full-scale litigation is in the client's 
best interest, no law firm in the country understands and successfully 
galvanizes the process as well as Bickel & Brewer. 

The International Debate Academy Slovenia is now in its seventh year and 
has become one of the world's premier debate training programs, focusing 
on training in the WUDC format. Students from over twenty countries have 
attended the program, and faculty members come from the top ranks of 
debate trainers from around the world. http://debate.uvm.edu/idas.html

The dates for 2009 are 21-29 November 2009.

One of the other events Bickel and Brewer supports is the International 
Public Policy Forum that it operates in partnership with New York 
University. It is a debate contest that allows high school students from 
all over the world to compete against each other to earn an all-expense 
paid trip to New York City for the top eight teams and a chance to win 
$10,000. Formerly known as the Bickel & Brewer/ NYU National Public 
Policy Forum, the IPPF is a unique debate competition involving public 
and private schools from across the globe. Visit www.nppf.net for more 
information! See their Facebook page at 

Alfred C. Snider aka Tuna
Edwin Lawrence Professor of Forensics
University of Vermont
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